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Woodworking for the Weekend: 20 Projects Using Reclaimed Timber


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Woodworking for the Weekend: 20 Projects Using Reclaimed Timber
By Mark Griffiths

20 fascinating woodworking projects using reclaimed timber. If you have always admired experienced makers woodwork but felt too daunted to try wood as a hobby yourself, Woodworking in a Weekend will change your mind. Twenty easy-to-make projects will give you the confidence to give wood a try, and each project gives such good results that even beginners will want to make them all. Projects are laid out like recipes: ingredients, techniques, and steps to follow and there are fast fixes to cover your back if you make a mistake. So whether you fancy making a Shaker-barn-style chicken house, a sun lounger on wheels or a modern-but-rustic table with bench seats, youll find it here in a truly appealing and achievable form.

Woodworking for the Weekend - 20 projects using reclaimed timber



Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Ivy Press; 01 edition (29 July 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1782400575
ISBN-13: 978-1782400578
Product Dimensions:  27.5 x 1.8 x 21.9 cm

Book Reviews

Twenty projects using reclaimed timber, from a sun lounger on wheels to a Shaker barn style dog house. For novices as well as the more experienced.
The Bookseller

Whatever way you splice it, upcycling is the trend to try right now. Designer Mark Griffiths sweet new tome, Woodworking for the Weekend is the perfect way to ease yourself into a crafty couple of days. It outlines 20 great DIY projects using reclaimed timber, and we love how do-able and affordable his ideas are no need for expensive equipment or hard-to-find wood.
Image Interiors Magazine

The projects themselves range from the fairly simple, such as the birdhouse feeder, to the more complex. There's a plant stand made out of an old ladder which is simpler than it looks and which could be very effective in the garden. My favourite is the shaker plank bench which you'll see on the cover. It's simple to make and versatile in that the size can be varied to suit your location and needs. It could be made in five hours - even if you doubled that for an absolute novice it's still not a vast investment of time for an interesting and useable piece of furniture. There are useful tips - such as collecting different planks for the seat to give a more interesting look and helpful advice for when you're working.

Pictures are good throughout the book with handy illustrations of things like the underside or back of a project - the angles which you so often struggle to visualise when you're offering a piece and it doesn't seem to fit. Working diagrams are line drawings and are clear.


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